Definition of allosaurus in English:

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allosaurus

Pronunciation: /ˌaləˈsɔːrəs/

noun

A large bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the late Jurassic period.
  • Genus Allosaurus, suborder Theropoda, order Saurischia.
Example sentences
  • We need a hominid skeleton and an allosaurus skull.
  • And then she saw two allosauruses appear and the fight was a lot less even.
  • I do not mean the nimble, fleet-footed ones like the allosaurus; I mean the slow sloth-type ones that we are encountering at the moment.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek allos 'other' + sauros 'lizard'.

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